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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 28, 2011
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3
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70

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7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 102 Ratings

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  • Summary: Single dad George Altman (Jeremy Sisto) moves from New York to the suburbs with his 16-year-old daughter Tessa (Jane Levy).
  • Genre(s): Comedy
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 25
  2. Negative: 2 out of 25
  1. Reviewed by: David Wiegand
    Sep 26, 2011
    100
    A genuinely funny and immediately likable sitcom.
  2. Reviewed by: Henry Goldblatt
    Sep 26, 2011
    83
    Not quite an Easy A, but certainly an easy B+.
  3. Reviewed by: Robert Lloyd
    Sep 28, 2011
    80
    The dialogue has a nice snap, the jokes come from just to the left of where you expect them to, and the players are all first-rate.
  4. Reviewed by: Hank Stuever
    Sep 21, 2011
    75
    Suburgatory displays a polished sense of humor and a better cast than it deserves, which makes it worth a look.
  5. Reviewed by: Linda Stasi
    Sep 28, 2011
    75
    With a snarky running dialogue from Tessa (Jane Levy), the laughs are as easy and as sophisticated as she is. Or as she thinks she is--and that's the key.
  6. Reviewed by: Robert Bianco
    Sep 28, 2011
    63
    There's no question that some of the jokes are funny, or that it's nice to see Sisto in a role that lets him lighten up.
  7. Reviewed by: Glenn Garvin
    Sep 28, 2011
    20
    Basically, Suburgatory is a random collection of clich├ęs drawn from such suburb-bashing works as Valley Girls, Stepford Wives, Clueless and Cougar Town, assembled without a scintilla of wit or human empathy.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 27
  2. Negative: 1 out of 27
  1. Sep 29, 2011
    10
    LOVED this show. Turned in based on the commercials and the great reviews and it totally delivered. Loved the humor and tone, but that it also had heart. What an amazing cast. Setting the dvr. Expand
  2. Mar 21, 2012
    10
    I really enjoy watching this show and I love the cast. It is funny and follows a good storyline without too much drama. I immediately fell in love with it from the first time I watched it. Also it is easy to follow even if you have not watched from the beginning. I hope it stays around. Expand
  3. Sep 28, 2011
    10
    Pretty hilarious so far. What I consider a fresh story, father (George) and daughter (Tessa) pack up and move to suburbia after dad finds condoms in daughters night stand. It's Mean Girls-esque in the way that Tessa is a fairly normal city girl surrounded by plastic people. Only instead of a couple girls it's pretty much the entire town. Good lines, good characters and hopefully a good future. Expand
  4. Jun 22, 2013
    9
    While the concept of the show is may not be very unique, it certainly does deliver in acting (casting), jokes, and is one of the few sitcoms with a clear development, instead of a random funny episode each week which does not link with last week's episode. Expand
  5. May 29, 2013
    8
    My friend introduced me to this after she stumbled upon it, and while initially skeptical, I was hooked after a couple episodes. I think we ended up watching most of the first season in one night! While not mind-blowing, I found this show to be surprisingly fresh. The characters are hilarious in their own ways, and once you get to know them, they become rather sympathetic as well. Best of all, it keeps you laughing. All in all, probably the best sitcom I've seen since Big Bang Theory. Expand
  6. Oct 29, 2011
    7
    This is a really good show. It satirizes every aspect of the suburbia. However one question remains: for how long can it go on? I mean, there has to be eventually some point in the show where there is no aspect to be satirized. Right? Anyway. Until now, we have been given new, original stories and clever lines. Playing time of the show is half of the usual (40 min). That makes everything fly around. Together with the colours, point of views and context it makes this show very good. However: the stereotypes used are not funny for everyone. For me they were, :). Enjoy. Expand
  7. Sep 29, 2011
    2
    I recorded the first episode last night based on critics review of 72. After watching it, I have to assume that this score with crash down once other critics chime in. This show was terrible. The jokes were pretty crass of the time slot and the position between the middle and modern family. Also, they just were not funny. The editing it choppy and the setup is lame. The best thing I can compare it to is Cougar Town. If you like that, watch this.

    If you like this type of humor, try Louise. Louise is vulgar, dark and crass, but is very funny. This show will not be around long if it does not get better.
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